World of Outlaws Donny Schatz has $80,000 Sprint Car Racing Payday

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In sprint car racing, July is the so-called “Month of Money.” Donny Schatz and his ParkerStore Team are having a good week, to the tune of $80,000.
Donny Schatz wins Silver Cup Donny Schatz wins Silver Cup
The Defending World of Outlaws Champion scored his second consecutive Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lerneville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania. The Fargo, North Dakota racer earned $30,000 for the win, only four days after his $50,000 victory in Saturday’s 24th annual Kings Royal by Crown Royal.

Donny Schatz uses K&N Engineering Products
Donny Schatz uses K&N Engineering Products
“This is what it’s all about,” said Schatz. “It’s always about winning races, but when you can string a couple of really big ones together that really keeps a team motivated. Now we’re just thinking about heading down the road and focusing on getting the next one.”

The night did not start well for Schatz who qualified 23rd in the field of 46 cars. In the heat he worked his way from the sixth place starting position into the second place position to qualify for the Crane Cams Dash. He started third and finished second in the five-lap race to earn a front row starting spot in the 40-lap A Feature.

Craig Dollansky shot out to an early lead with Schatz chasing him. At lap 10 Schatz pushed in front of the pack in a non-stop race that only took less than eleven minutes to complete.

“We knew Craig was going to get a quick start,” said Schatz. “He was working the cushion pretty good and we just stayed patient and made the bottom work. I knew I was going to have to be able to race all over the place. I wasn’t sure if anyone was close at the end, so I just kept charging forward.”

The victory came with a comfortable margin for Schatz. He won as Dollansky was entering the third turn. Donny Schatz uses K&N Engineering Products. “The K&N airbox allowed us to keep clean air going through our engine,” said Schatz. “Our engine produced more than enough horsepower for us to win.”

Schatz heads to the Cleveland Brothers Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway. The finale offers $20,000 to the winner.

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